Between the Wars (EP)

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Between The Wars
Between the Wars cover art.jpg
EP by Billy Bragg
Released February 1985
Genre Folk punk, protest song
Label Go! Discs
Producer Kenny Jones

Between the Wars was an extended play released by Billy Bragg in 1985. It reached #15 on the UK Singles Chart.

The title track was inspired by the UK miners' strike (1984–1985).[1] The choice of other songs on the record was also relevant to the dispute - "Which Side Are You On?" is an American pro-trade union song from the 1930s, whilst Bragg's own composition "It Says Here" is critical of the political bias of British newspapers, most of which opposed the strike.

The proceeds from sales of the record were donated to the striking miners' fund.[2]

All four tracks are available on the Billy Bragg compilation album Back to Basics and the 2006 reissue of Brewing Up with Billy Bragg.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Billy Bragg; except where indicated

  1. "Between the Wars"
  2. "Which Side Are You On?" (Florence Reece; adapted by Billy Bragg)
  3. "World Turned Upside Down" (Leon Rosselson)
  4. "It Says Here"